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a constitution of everybody there was -- would you have the amendments to the constitution if mason was more cynical than adams? would you have the declaration of independence if jefferson was a cynic rather than someone -- [inaudible] would you have a constitution of medicine didn't care? all the nick of that stuff, you know? i have come to the point and i tell my law clerks, that i have been in the city doing these jobs now for half of my natural life. the only reasons to do them are the ideal things. it's always the things you believe in, the constitution of this country. i know that's not what to say in washington d.c. and you're supposed to say there's some angle, some methodology, this originalism, textualism. there are all these useless peripheral debates other than just doing our job as we can in trying to live up to our respective oaths, to make it all work. this is what we are talking about. in your book, that is what you are saying. you are saying we have the text but you also also have overhear this unwritten part. with all these things are happening over here to make it all work
's also some self of the mason-dixon and i wondered if each one of you could take the edge admiral buchanan and the federal it may be on the mississippi first fleet to defend new orleans and then to defend memphis but if you would talk a little bit about the senior command of the confederate navy. >> buchanan was an old sea dog that joined the navy during the war of 1812. that wasn't unusual. he was still a teenager and that was pretty much difficult for the were found that he would join as a teenager and learn on the job, so she had been a naval officer for almost half a century by the time the civil war that broke out and we were talking about loyalty. here is a border state individually born in baltimore actually, but he grew up in pennsylvania which is clearly a northern state. his wife was from the eastern shore of maryland which is a very pro southern slave oriented economic culture so he did struggle the two sides and he was conflicted about what to do in terms of his loyalty. in 1861 there was a riot in the streets of baltimore said on the baltimore massacre. he assumed mar
state south of the mason-dixon line, that's the historic line dividing north and south in america, the first state south of that line to have legalized same-sex marriage. and this is the place that lent so much symbolism to it all, city hall here in baltimore. at just after midnight, several same-sex couples got married right here. baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings blake officiated at their ceremonies. some of them spoke to reporters. take a listen. >> jim and i met in 1977. and at that time, i just didn't really believe that gay people would ever see the day that they could marry. >> i'm very happy. this is as happy as i've ever been, and to be able to spend the rest of my life with bill, legally, and just show the gay communities, it can be done. >> reporter: now, maryland's governor martin o'malley went against several leaders of his own catholic faith, including the archbishop of baltimore, to push this through the state legislature. all in all, nine states in america, including the district of columbia, have now legalized same-sex marriage. president obama's home state of il
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